Councils to oversee 'new town' corps
Councils will be able to seek government approval to set up New Town Development Corporations (NTDCs) under plans announced by housing minister Dominic Raab.
WMCA links 'cranes to communities' with new growth unit
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has created a new inclusive growth unit in a bid to boost opportunities for residents.
We need a new procurement debate
The fall of Carillion earlier this year has been dissected at length. Jane Eckford argues it is time for a new debate on how the public sector works with the private sector.
Big data for health and social care planning?
In this, the first article in a series for The MJ, Andy Begley looks at how data might be used in future to better serve the health and care needs of communities.
Council uses £3m package to save factory
Luton Council has paid out more than £3m as part of a package to keep car manufacturing in the town.
Winning the UK regeneration game
There has been a resurgence of urban regeneration in the UK, in part thanks to unique partnerships between the councils and private sector developers. Sam Clayden reports on a Morgan Sindall sponsored panel event, chaired by The MJ, at this year’s MIPIM conference
Building productivity in a place
As we prepare for Brexit, local government’s role in boosting growth will become even more crucial. Heather Jameson looks at the latest report from think tank Localis on delivering the industrial strategy.
The spirit of possibility: place shaping in Wolverhampton
As the City of Wolverhampton develops a new city brand, Tim Johnson discusses the importance of place marketing.
Luton is ready for take-off
With London bursting at the seams towns around the capital are becoming the focus of major regeneration and housing development. Michael Burton looks at Luton, just 22 minutes from London and yet still affordable for young homebuyers.
Devolve apprenticeship levy for targeted skills development
Significant changes to the apprenticeship levy are needed to achieve its potential, writes Cllr Sir Richard Leese.
The Sutton Cancer Hub
One of the most significant regeneration projects in London is set to be the crowning achievement in a larger plan to boost the Sutton area, and provide a template for other outer London localities. Niall Bolger explains.
Our economy is growing quickly, but can we sustain the momentum?
Lawrence Conway explains how South Lakeland DC is making the most of its booming economy
Lessons for local government in the wake of Carillion
Andy Burns offers some advice for the sector following the collapse of the outsourcing giant.
Why we are taking a proactive approach to development
Swindon BC’s proactive approach to development is helping to create a sense of place in the town, according to Cllr David Renard
Restricting out of borough investments will increase risk
The Government is concerned that local government could become over-reliant on commercial income and consequent market changes may threaten local authorities’ abilities to deliver core services. Tony Clements looks at how Newham LBC is pursuing the opportunities
We're not waiting for Government to say 'yes'
Despite Brexit and austerity, Core City leaders are pushing ahead with developments to benefit urban economies, Judith Blake says.
Lord Kerslake: Let's reignite the possibilities of localism
Localism is a marathon, not a sprint, writes Lord Kerslake. Quick fixes through legislation will not be enough.
LEP moves to become 'most transparent' in England
A local enterprise partnership (LEP) that had funding restrictions slapped on it by the Government has approved transparency measures that go beyond national guidance.
Changing 5,000 lives
Despite being home to the Shard, Borough Market and the Tate Modern, Southwark LBC is still battling to address the impact of lesser-seen pockets of deprivation. Cllr Johnson Situ explains.
MPs: Align immigration with needs of local economies
Councils should be placed at the heart of plans to align immigration with the needs of local economies, but must do more to help new arrivals integrate, MPs have reported.